Big winners of iTunes promo

Alex Ostrovsky is one lucky fellow. He was the purchaser and downloader of the billionth song from Apple’s iTunes online store and has won the Apple promotion which ended yesterday. Drool over his prizes: One 20-inch iMac Ten 60Gb iPods (5 black/5 white) One $10,000 iTunes Music Card Total US list price value: about $15,700 (€13,200). Not a bad return on a 99-cent investment. The ROI for Apple will undoubtedly be greater. For instance, how many more people bought/downloaded more…

The power strip solution

If you travel a lot (or even a little) on business, it is well worth your time reading the stories of business travel – mostly horror but with some real positive gems and lots of irony – posted by my podcasting co-host Shel Holtz on his excellent Road Weary blog. Shel chronicles episodes of woe and weariness as he wends his way across North America in the service of his clients: No matter how successful any given trip may be,…

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #114: February 23, 2006

Content summary: New Communications Forum next week; GlaxoSmithKline’s grassroots PR initiative; GM seeks customer input in solving image problem; a report from Dan York; the evolution of the press release; Google launches the Google Page Creator; Neville’s new site launches; listeners’ comments discussion (WELS press release, the origin of ‘synod’, congrats to Neville and Shel, the circular nature of the podcasting world, the ‘rhymes with…’ meme, influence and authority); the music. Show notes for February 23, 2006 Welcome to For…

Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 23-Feb-06

“NewComm Forum” One Year Later: A Q&A with Albrycht & McClure Blog Herald doesn’t understand why full-text feeds work David Pogue: Wi-Fi to Go: The Hot Spot in a Box eBay Gets Serious About Skype EU proposes technology flagship Google Names Head of Philanthropy Google’s ‘thumbnails’ infringe copyrights L’Oreal eyes Body Shop takeover New Technorati Features: Favorites. And Reading Lists/OPML for Blog Finder (Dsifry/Sifry’s Alerts) Ten Worst Presentation Habits Treasure hunt is the clue to a new marketing tool World’s…

One-click websites from Google

Yet another new service from Google, this one aimed at anyone who wants to create a web page (not a blog) with the minimum of fuss and absolutely no exposure to anything techie: We’re testing a new product that makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a word processor. Google Page Creator is a free tool that lets you create web pages right in your browser and publish them to the web with one…

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